The Pittsburgh Foundation

Deadlines for Applying

The Foundation awards grants through its discretionary grant-making cycle four times a year. Please be aware of grant cycles when considering the timing of your application. It may take six to eight weeks from the date of initial inquiry to be invited to submit a full application.


Letter of Inquiry

Full application

For Funding decisions by*

Winter Dec. 8, 2016 Jan. 4, 2017 Feb. 15, 2017
Spring Feb. 23, 2017 March 10, 2017 May 10, 2017
Summer May 15, 2017 June 5, 2017 Aug. 9, 2017
Fall Sept. 1, 2017 Sept. 25, 2017 Nov. 15, 2017

*Dates may be subject to change. The Foundation may adjust the timing of grants in consideration for funding.

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Special Initiatives Deadlines

Special initiatives each have their own unique deadlines and requirements, which you may review here.